Simon Cowell will be taking over Howard Stern’s position as a judge on America’s Got Talent!
Simon, an executive producer for the show, who also judges Britain’s Got Talent (the UK version of AGT), shared that he and NBC had been “talking about” him joining the judges panel for years, but it never panned out. Now the timing seems right! “This year … everything worked so it was perfect.”
Howard is said to be leaving to focus on his radio show and other possible television opportunities.
Howard Stern had Brandi Glanville on this morning and it was a doozy of an interview that ping ponged all over the place! She talked about everything from leaving The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, her salary amounts, her legal woes, her private parts and so, so much more!
Howard opens up by revealing that it’s the only show in the franchise that he watches and that without Brandi it won’t be as interesting or fun to watch. Brandi admits that she’s the a***ole of the show and that she “worries about the show” if there’s no drama. She says she did it for the sake of the show.
Former Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham never ever disappoints me when it comes to interviews. Seriously. As much as I cannot stand Farrah, the person, I simply cannot deny that I love Farrah, the interviewee.
Yesterday, Farrah sat down with the always raunchy Howard Stern and it was nothing short of amazing. I mean, there were a few instances where I thought might vomit, but the rest … I have recapped for your reading pleasure. Please hold your applause until the end. Thank you, and enjoy!
Once Howard establishes who this Farrah Abraham person is – because he truly has NO idea – he compliments her banging body. (the body, not the face, mind you) Farrah says that she tries to stay healthy, adding, "I'm a chef. I try to work out as much as often but it's hard sometimes with my daughter, traveling, and work."
In what universe is Farrah a real chef? And.. as much as often? Well, she is certainly off to a great start, no?
"Auf Wiedersehen! One day you're in, and the next day, you're out. You may leave the runway." Er, I mean the stage. Supermodel Heidi Klum is expanding on her Project Runway hosting skills into the realm of hardcore talent judging. That's right! The Body is joining the judges' panel for America's Got Talent.
Heidi will be joining veteran judges Howie Mandel and Howard Stern, along with fellow newcomer (and former Spice Girl) Mel B. As you recall, Sharon Osbournequit at the end of last season when the network wouldn't allow son Jack to appear on a high impact, military-inspired celebrity reality competition show due to his recent MS diagnosis. Can you blame her?
Extra host and Dancing With the Stars alum Maria Menounos shared a shocking secret with Howard Stern. Yesterday, during an interview with the shock jock, she admitted she was terrified of doctors…and she has good reason to be. HollywoodLife.com reports on Maria’s admission that she has been molested by not one, but two doctors. A few years ago, the entertainment correspondent was asked to disrobe during a throat exam. The doctor then began fondling her genitals.
She reveals, “I was really young, so I was uncomfortable. [My boyfriend] Kevin was in the waiting room and I literally started screaming . . . I was just so uncomfortable I didn’t know what to do.”
Ever since news hit that shock jock radio host Howard Stern was in talks to replace Simon Cowell as a judge on American Idol, a lot of tongues have been wagging, with most people being not too keen on the idea.
Though Howard himself has revealed his interest to judge AI, current judge Kara DioGuardi doesn’t think he would make a good fit for the show.
“I don’t really know if I can even speak on it,” said Kara on the Howard rumor. But then she added: “I don’t know that [Stern] has a musical background,” she mused. “I think that if you’re gonna replace Simon, you have to have that background.”
Kara continued, “You have to have somebody who knows about signing great artists and being a part of their career from the very beginning to the very end… I think that’s probably a precursor for whoever takes that position if they’re not a big artist who’s been through it themselves.”
Kara however went on to sing praises of new judge Ellen DeGeneres, who has received rave reviews for her recent performance on judging Hollywood week. “Ellen brings a sense of humor, of course, but also I think she knows more about music than we think she does,” explained Kara.
“She had a really good handle on whether a contestant had potential,” DioGuardi added. And as for those pesky rumors that Simon and Ellen have been butting heads? “You have to take every rumor you hear about “American Idol” with a grain of salt,” she said. “They usually aren’t true.”
Could the King of Radio be making his way to American Idol? It seems so as Howard Stern confirmed on his Sirius Satellite radio show Monday afternoon that he is indeed being considered as a possible replacement for Simon Cowell when American Idol’s tenth season begins in 2011.
“There’s not a better job on the planet than judging that f—ing karaoke contest,” Stern said. “It might be possible, we’ll see,” he said, adding: “They’d have to pay me a ton of dough because I already make a ton of dough.”
This seems even more possible as Howard’s five-year, $500 million contract with Sirius expires at the end of this year. So how much does Howard need to replace Cowell? “A $100 million to judge a karaoke contest? Yeah, I would do that show for $100 million,” said Stern referring to a Fox news report that Idol would need to match his current salary.
$100 million a year salary however seems highly unlikely as even Cowell was not earning close to that.
Stern also reveals he would no longer do radio if he got the AI job, “If I do say do myself, I can’t imagine anyone else but me replacing (Cowell),” Stern said. “I mean, I don’t know. How else are they going to make that show work? Who knows how to broadcast and who knows how to be interesting? And who’s not afraid to speak their mind?”
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Newly crowned Rock of Love Bus winner Taya Parker made such a big fuss on the show about being a classy lady but do these pictures from her December 2008 appearance on the Howard Stern show say otherwise? You be the judge.
The show had finished taping when she made this appearance. Taya was picked as the Rock of Love bus winner by Bret Michaels over Mindy. Taya also talked about being a stripper dancer, and was very vivid about her sex life.
“Taya said she started as an exotic dancer and eventually sent some pictures into Penthouse. Both girls said they were into anal sex, which led Howard to speculate that men would be happier with uninhibited girls like them. Teagan said he was right: “[They’re] less likely to stray.”
Howard turned to Taya and asked if she gave private dances, she said she used to, but now she just usually does burlesque-type performances.”
What you do think about Taya winning Rock of Love Bus?